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Bravo Heydar Aliyev International Airport for the readiness during the UEFA Europa League final

Big events are a serious challenge for every airport. Number of movements is booming, the airport must be ready to habdle routine operations and the additional traffic on the highest levet. This time, Heydar Aliyev International Airport confirmed its TOP level during the UEFA Europa League final!...

Safety, Global Standards and Modernization - Ground Handling Priorities

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the ground handling industry to focus on three priorities to effectively accommodate the expanding demand for air travel and air cargo.  The three priorities are; Continuing to put safety first;  Implementing global st...


20th Anniversary of Air Partner’s Travel team

The interesting thing to begin with - on their anniversary Air Partner’s Travel team is surprising new clients – receive £100 off your first booking for groups of 20 passengers or more when you book by 31st December 2019. This month Air Partner’s Travel team is celebrating 20 years of organising flights for groups travelling on scheduled airlines...

Stadium in the Sky - Emirates ensures all flights to and from England screen football finals live

Emirates flights with Live TV will screen the UEFA Europa League Final on May 29 and the UEFA Champions League Final on June 1 live on the dedicated in flight sports channel, Sport 24. With two all-English finals, the airline has made special arrangements to ensure all the 23 Emirates flights operating to and from England during match times are equipped with Live TV....

S7 Technics provides newly painted livery for Air Astana Embraer E190

Air Astana dispatched one of its Embraer E190s to Mineralnye Vody for a planned refreshing of its paint under a long-term contract with S7 Technics. The aircraft is the fifth in Air Astana’s fleet to have been painted by S7 Technics. To work on its first ever Embraer E190, S7 Technics’ painting centre made extensive preparations, which included pre-ordering all painting materials, s...

For Future Growth, Air New Zealand Selects Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Boeing and Air New Zealand announced the airline plans to add the largest 787 Dreamliner model to its world-class fleet with a commitment to buy eight 787-10 airplanes valued at $2.7 billion at list prices.  The carrier, known for its global network and long-range operations, says the 787-10 complements its current 787-9 and 777 fleet by offering more seats and greate...

19th Airbus A220-300 of airBaltic

Latvian airline airBaltic on May 25, 2019 in Rigawelcomed its 19thAirbus A220-300jet, registered as YL-AAS. This was the fifth Airbus A220-300received this year and three more new aircraft will join the airline’s fleet by the end of the year.  Thus far,airBaltic has carried over 2 600 000 passengers on the Airbus A220-300aircraft with ...

Swift Air Joins iAero Group

 iAero Group, a leading integrated aviation platform business headquartered at Miami International Airport, completed the acquisition of Swift Air, the leading independent airline charter business in the United States. Swift Air now joins engine MRO AeroThrust and airframe MRO AeroTech under the iAero Group integrated aviation platform family. Swift Air will now have access...

First highly efficient A330neo delivered to Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines took delivery of its first A330-900, one of 35 A330neos the Atlanta, Georgia-based airline has on order. With new fuel-efficient engines, aerodynamic improvements and the advanced Airspace by Airbus cabin, the A330-900 will give Delta a premier long-haul, wide-body aircraft with exceptionally low operating costs. Delta was the launch customer for the A330-900, ordering 25 in Nov...

Hybrid and electric aircraft research agreement between Airbus and SAS Scandinavian Airlines

Airbus has signed  a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SAS Scandinavian Airlines for hybrid and electric aircraft eco-system and infrastructure requirements research. The MoU was signed by Grazia Vittadini, Chief Technology Officer, Airbus and Göran Jansson, Deputy President EVP Strategy & Ventures, Scandinavian Airlines. Collaboration will start in June 2019 and will continu...

Meet FLYING HONU - the second ANA A380

All Nippon Airways received the second of three Airbus A380 FLYING HONU on May 15, 2019.  While offering the same high standard of performance, comfort and safety as ANA's other A380 which theairline received in March, this second FLYING HONU plane also has a unique livery. Inspired by the crystal-clear water of the ocean surrounding Hawaii, the green livery depicts the face of a...

Austrian Airlines A320 aircraft cabin upgrade performed by FACC

FACC is celebrating yet another milestone in Aftermarket Services under the motto "Get more space": At the beginning of 2019, the aerospace group received STC approval for its retrofit program "Passenger Luggage Space Upgrade" from the European Aviation Safety Agency EASA. FACC has now retrofitted the cabins of three medium-haul aircraft for Austria's leading airline Austri...

The Start of Codeshare between airBaltic and SAS

A codeshare agreement is signed between airBaltic and SAS, offering convenient connections between Latvia, Scandinavia and beyond.  Annelie Nässéen, Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing at SAS: “We see great benefit in this code-share partnership agreement on a number of routes, providing better connections to and from Scandinavia with reciprocal...

To Save Fuel and Reduce Their CO2 Emissions SmartLynx Airlines Implements OpenAirlines' Software SkyBreathe

SmartLynx Airlines, ACMI operator and charter service provider based in Latvia, announced the successful implementation of OpenAirlines' SkyBreathe® eco-flying solution to pursue their commitment to sustainable development.  SkyBreathe® Fuel Efficiency is an innovative solution using Big Data Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning to automatically a...

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There is so many tasks where drone can be a solution. Do you think the aircraft inspection can be done by drone? It happens to be the reality by now. Air New Zealand has teamed up with ST Engi...

Congratulations Japan Airlines, first A350 XWB delivered

Japan Airlines (JAL) has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB at Airbus Headquarters in Toulouse, France. The A350-900 is the first aircraft produced by Airbus for JAL. The milestone event was attende...

Aircraft data and enhance predictive maintenance capabilities - Airbus and United Airlines

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Embraer and United Airlines sign contract for up to 39 E175s

Great start of International paris Show for Embraer! A contract has been signed with United Airlines for up to 39 E175s. The order comprises 20 firm aircraft and 19 options in a 70-seat...

Drones inspecting aircraft is the reality today

There is so many tasks where drone can be a solution. Do you think the aircraft inspection can be done by drone? It happens to be the reality by now. Air New Zealand has teamed up with ST Engi...

Congratulations Japan Airlines, first A350 XWB delivered

Japan Airlines (JAL) has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB at Airbus Headquarters in Toulouse, France. The A350-900 is the first aircraft produced by Airbus for JAL. The milestone event was attende...

Qatar Airways Ultra-Modern Airbus A350-1000 and Gulfstream G500 at the Paris Air Show 2019

Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that two of its state-of-the-art fleet will be on display at the Paris Air Show. Building on a year where the award-winning airline took delivery of its 250th&n...

Aircraft data and enhance predictive maintenance capabilities - Airbus and United Airlines

United Airlines has become the latest U.S. airline to connect to Airbus’ open-data platform, Skywise, following an agreement recently signed between the airline and Airbus. United will leverage...

Did You Know How Expensive is Flying?

By G.Ziemelis  Over the last decade, with the rise of low-cost airlines, flying became accessible to the masses - over 4.3 billion passengers were carried on scheduled flights in 2018 and the...

Etihad Airways partners with Swae to launch artificial intelligence powered crowd sourcing and engagement platform

Etihad Airways and Swae have partnered to launch iFikra, an artificial intelligence-powered platform aimed at unlocking the full potential of Etihad’s workforce by enabling every emplo...